Team USA Buzz: Melo Returns On Board In Vegas
NBA stars, living in an incredible era, gaining more and more popularity and fans through social media, are tracked by their every moment.
For Carmelo Anthony, the stage was set at Las Vegas. The All-star was eager to come back after a knee injury and subsequent surgery which ended his 2014-15 NBA season on February.
Anthony’s Comeback And Reaction
Melo was on the floor for the first time since his knee surgery in February.
A New York Knicks fan questioned his winning commitment on Instagram. The Knicks All-star was quick to reply “You’re stuck with me, buddy.”
Anthony was all smiles, no sign of any discomfort in his knee, after Team USA’s Tuesday’s practice in Las Vegas mini-camp.
“Nobody talked to me,” Anthony said. “Nobody heard me say anything, so as far as being unhappy, life is too good to be unhappy.”
“I feel great. My knee feels great. I feel at ease. I feel at peace. Mentally, emotionally, I feel at peace. I’m hungry, man. I’m starving,” revealed Carmelo Anthony in an interview a TV network.
Carmelo Anthony, the man who led the Knicks to the second round of the playoffs last season for the first time in 13 years, is hungry and starving. He also feels his knee is great. Something surely Team USA and the Knicks’ fans should rejoice over.
Anthony On Phil Jackson’s Moves
Anthony had a tremendous season after switching to New York Knicks from Denver Nuggets.
He re-signed with the Knicks as free agent for five years and $124 million after guiding them to a 37-win season.
Is he happy with Phil Jackson‘s decision to trade J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert to Cavs in January?
I see both sides,” Anthony said, sounding tactical.
“On one side,” he said, “guys that we got rid of were close to me and my friends, and on the flip side of that, it’s a business at the end of the day. So I think he had to do that in order to put us in the position we’re in right now from a business standpoint. From a friendship standpoint, if those are my guys, if those are my friends, I’m going to always feel some type of way about losing guys that I played with that I formed a bond with. But I know this is a business and I know he had to do what he had to do to put us in this position.”